The Kent B117 variant now nearly represents only half of all sequenced cases in 28 days (𝟱𝟳.𝟵𝟰%), while the India 2 B16172 variant climbs to 𝟵,𝟳𝟭𝟮 cases (𝟯𝟵.𝟮𝟯%).


🧬 28-Day variant sequencing summary:

  • UK Kent #B117 📉 14,346 cases sequenced in the last 28 days (57.94% of cases)
  • India 2 #B16172 📈 9,712 (39.23%)
  • South Africa #B1351 📉 99 (0.42%)
  • UK/Greece/Chad #AV1 📈 99 (0.39%)
  • India 1 #B16171 📉 76 (0.37%)

(as of 30 May 2021 – source: COG UK)





🧬 Weekly variant sequencing summary:

(as of 30 May 2021 – source: COG UK)





🧬 Weekly variants recorded by Public Health England:

• UK Kent #B117 📉 5,431 cases (vs 7,066 previous week)
• India 2 #B16172 📈 3,535 (vs 2,111)
• Egypt/Thailand #C363 🆕 109
• UK/Greece/Chad #AV1 📈 52 (vs 49)
• South Africa #B1351 📉 32 (vs 41)

(as of 27 May 2021 – source: PHE)





🧬 Full #Variants sequencing data available at: https://vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/covid-19-variants/

🦠 Full #COVID19 data available at: https://vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/covid19/

🗃️ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK & @PHE_uk



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